MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 106

 

 

Patricia Mae Kopet

1962-1977

[Obituary image from Austin Daily Herald, Dec. 21, 1977]

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John David McGrath

1909-1977

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA -- John David McGrath, 2015 3rd Ave SE, died in Olmsted county, Minnesota on December 19, 1977. He was born on June 17, 1909.

Funeral services for John McGrath will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clasen-Jordan Chapel. Pastor Dwight Sneserude officiating.

Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Iowa.

Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 3 to 9 p.m. today until time of service on Thursday.

[Austin Daily Herald, Wed., Dec. 21, 1977; and Minnesota Death Index online]

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Anona "Art" Engle

1903-1977

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA -- Anona "Art" Engle was born May 1, 1903 in Preston, Minnesota, the son of Solomon Edward Engle and Anne Bradburn Engle.

Anona resided in Preston, Minnesota, LaCross, Wis. and Austin most of his life, except during 1944 through 1945 when he resided in Berkeley, California, where he was a US Naval classified printer. He attended the Preston public schools and high school.

On Nov. 28, 1936, in Decorah, Iowa, he married Almeda Brumseth.

He was a retired 1968 Hormel company employee, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Anona passed away December 12, 1977 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, after a long illness.

Surviving are his wife, Almeda, one daughter, Mrs. Alan (Nadine) Monson, Belvidere, Illinois; three sons: Howard of Austin, Stewart of Omaha, Nebraska, and Raymond of Hornbrook, California; two brothers, Marchand Engle, Preston, and Aurel Engle, Rochester; two granddaughters in Austin; two grandsons in Council Bluffs, Iowa; three granddaughters in Waterloo, Iowa; two great-grandchidlren in Council Bluffs.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Sturgis, Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Dec. 15, 1977 at the Church of Christ, Pastor Boyd Kuester officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Robert, Jeffrey and William Monson, and his nephews, Alan, Rodney and Sidney Spurgeon. Austin Post 91, American Legion was in charge of military rites. The Clasen-Jordan Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

(Austin Daily Herald, Wed., Dec. 21, 1977)

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Mayrene (Thompson) Torgeson

1916-1977

[Obituary image from Austin Daily Herald, Wed., Dec. 21, 1977]

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Robert Propf

1921-2009

FORMER HORMEL DIRECTOR DIES IN CALIFORNIA

Robert A. Propf, Jr., was born Feb. 7, 1921 in Baltimore. He passed away on May 5, 2009 following an auto accident while visiting friends in Oklahoma City.

During World War II he was a pilot for General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell in the Pacific Theater of Operations. After his discharge, he returned to the University of Maryland. He joined Hormel Foods in April 1950, retiring after 33 years in March 1983 as director of corporate transportation and distribution.

In 1984 he and his wife, Betty, moved to The Villages at San Jose, Calif. Betty preceded him in death in December 2007.

Betty and Bob are survived by sons, Richard, Dallas, Texas and Robert, Minneapolis; grandsons, David, Eugene, Ore. and Steven, St. Cloud, Minn.; two great-grandsons from Eugene.

A memorial of Bob's life was observed at the Vineyard Center at The Villages on June 24, 2009. An interment ceremony was held July 10, 2009 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, where Betty is also interred.

Austin Daily Herald

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Dorothy M. Denisen

1917-2000

Mrs. Dorothy M. (Glenn) Denisen, 82 of 801 10th Ave. SE, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at her home.

She was born July 16, 1917, to Oliver and Florence (Campbell) Anderson in Mower County, Minnesota. She married Glenn Denisen on Oct. 11, 1940, in Lyle, where they made their home before moving to Austin. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, and was active with the Sunday school as a teacher, Women of the ELCA, church choir and a women's singing group as well as a choir at Naples, Fla. She was totally devoted to her family and was a generous and caring friend to many, many people.

She enjoyed singing, swimming, gardening, walking, reading, cooking, baking and spending time at the family cabin at Gull Lake.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn; children, Lynne Miller and spouse, Terry Brown, Rochester; Douglas and Sharon Denisen, Naples, Fla., Donald and Terrie Denisen, Rochester; Susan and Larry Moxter, Springfield, Va.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2000, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, with the Rev. Harold Usgaard officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery with casket bearers Larry Moxter, David Johnson, Bruce Dennison, Terry Brown, David Dennison and Duane Wallaker.

Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, and one hour before services Monday at the church.

Memorials to American Lung Association for pulmonary fibrosis research.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 15, 2000]

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Dorothy (nee Dennis) Dreyer

1928-2000

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - Dorothy J. Dreyer, 72, Austin, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at her home.

She was born March 27, 1928, in Austin, to George and Regina (Mechenich) Dennis. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years and had since retired.

Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, David (Diedre) Dreyer, Brownsdale, Dennis (Sue) Dreyer, Walker, Donald (Shirley) Dreyer, LeRoy, Dwight (Val) Dreyer, LeRoy, Dean Dreyer, Austin; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Dennis.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Louis Cook officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery. The honorary casket bearers will be granddaughters: Stacy Dreyer, Megan Dreyer, Nicole Dreyer and Lindsey Dreyer. The casket bearers will be grandsons, Rob Dreyer, Chris Dreyer, Tony Dreyer, Scott Dreyer, Mike Dreyer and Mark Dreyer.

Visitation: There will be a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 7 p.m. wake service on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. and also from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

[Austin Daily Herald]

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John Erickson

1927-2000

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - John Erickson, 73, of Austin, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at the Austin Medical Center.

John was born Feb. 25, 1927, in Austin to Percy and Jane (Holzer) Erickson. On June 2, 1956, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Crowe. John lived in Illinois with his wife Kathleen, and five children for 27 years. He worked as a packaging designer for Print Pack, Inc. Upon retirement, John and Kathleen moved back to their hometown of Austin.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Erickson of Austin; daughters and a son-in-law, Loretta Haefling of Elgin, Ill., Jane (Ralph) Busalacchi, Milwaukee, Wis.; sons and daughters-in-law, John Erickson of Lompoe, Calif., Gerard (Michelle) Erickson of Naperville, Ill., Gene (Claudia) Erickson of Elgin, Ill.; seven grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Grace (Maurice) Peterson of Alexandria, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Person and Jane Erickson; and his brother, Robert Erickson.

Casket bearers were Jeremy Haefling, Christopher Busalacchi, Robert C. Erickson, Arthur Erickson, David Wiese and Daniel Wiese.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated 1:30 p.m. May 30 at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church, with Father Virgil Duellman officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91 and representation by the Knights of Columbus.

Visitation: There was a 7:30 p.m. wake service at Mayer Funeral Home on Monday where friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. and also from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials: Memorials are preferred to the Austin Area Arts Center, Birthright of Austin, Minn. or Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 30, 2000]

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Hazellee Ferguson

c1919-2000

Hazellee Ferguson, 80, Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, April 30, 2000 at the Austin Medical Center.

She is survived by sister and brothers-in-law, Isabel and Ted Petersdorf, Austin, Merle Prescher, Elgin, Minn.,; niece and husband, Linda and Jim Carothers, Johnson City, Iowa; special friends, Juliann Seys, Austin, Garnet Butler, Austin.

Service: 11 a.m. Monday, May 15, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiating.

Interment: will be in Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call for one half hour before the service.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 10, 2000]

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Francis Eleanor Foss

1918-2000

Francis Eleanor Foss, 82, Hayfield, and formerly of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died Saturday, May 27, 2000 at Fieldcrest Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 8, 1918 at Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Thomas P. and Mary (Tudor) Smith. She graduated from Elmhurst High School and Nursing school at Rockford, Ill. She was married to Robert J. Foss on Oct. 1, 1941 at Elmhurst. She has worked as a secretary at the Hormel Institute in Austin and also as a Census taker. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and the Daughters of the King Altar Guild.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Brain and Evalina Foss, Charleston, S.C.; daughter, Louise Corbin, Austin; and five grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband; infant son, Gerald; parents and one sister.

Organist will be Cynthia Corbley.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. May 31 at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Richard A. Ressler officiating.

Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Visitation: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be no reviewal.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 30, 2000]

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Doloris (nee MacLaren) Franklin

1909-2000

Doloris F. Franklin, 91, Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

She was born February 6, 1909 in Austin to Daniel and Anna (Hale) MacLaren.

She is survived by children, Daniel and wife Suzanne Franklin, Austin, Marsha and husband William J. Cooney, Lincoln, Neb., Daryl and wife Joan Franklin, Austin; nine grandchildren, Matthew Franklin, Pinole, Calif., Amy and Steve Havasi, DeKalb, Ill., Timothy and Mary Franklin, Grand Marais, Jenny Franklin, Austin, Sarah Franklin, Austin, Siobhan and Jay Hogge, Westfield, N.J., Seana and Titus Jones, Athens, Ga., Rebekah Franklin, Austin, Luke Franklin, Austin; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Eleanor MacLaren, Phoenix, Ariz. niece and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Wallace MacLaren; and husband Louis in 1990.

Organist will be Darlene Berhow

Music by Jenny, Sarah, and Suzanne Franklin.

Service: A memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Andrew M. Lindahl officiating.

Interment: Wacouta Cemetery in Red Wing

There will be no visitation or reviewal but friends may call one hour before the service at the church.

Memorials preferred to Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, First Presbyterian Church in Red Wing and the Gideons.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 23, 2000]

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Charles Garber

1927-2000

Charles J. "Bud" Garber, 72, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2000 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

He was born June 21, 1927 in Jackson, Minnesota, to Charles L. and Fannie Hartzler Garber. He married Barb Motle, 47 years ago, June 21, 1952 in Blooming Prairie, Minn.

He lived in Carson City, Nevada since 1996, coming from Austin, where he lived for 22 years. Previous to that lived in Sacramento, Calif. for many years. He was a retired contractor. He was an Honorary life member of Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177, Past State President of Minnesota Elks Association in Elks Lodge No. 414 in Minnesota. He was also a past member of Sacramento Elks Lodge No. 6 BPOE in Sacramento. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and bowling. Most of all he enjoyed his grand kids. He served in the US Navy during WW II from 1945-1947.

He is survived by his wife, Barb, Carson City, Nev.; sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck W. and Vicky Garber, Mountain Lake, Calif., Chad A. and Kelly Garber, Sacramento, Calif. and Clark L. and Stephanie Garber, Rocklin, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kyle, Cody, Conor and Christopher; sisters, Loretta Hertle, Alpha, Minn., and Janet Whynaucht, Rochester.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Hildegarde Garber; mother Fannie Garber and infant brother, Calvin Garber; sisters, Roberta Bontrager and Bonnie Evans.

Service: A memorial service as held in Sacramento, Calif, on May 5, 2000 at Elks Lodge no. 6.

A memorial service will be held in Austin May 13 at the Elks Lodge No., 414 at 102 First Ave.. NE at 10 a.m. A memorial fund has been established in his name. "The Charles J. Garber Elks Youth Camp Fund" Security Bank Minnesota 805 North Main St., Austin, Minn. 55912

[Austin Daily Herald, May 10, 2000]

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Richard W. "Dick" Gleason

1922-2000

Richard W. "Dick" Gleason, 77, Austin, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday morning, April 26, 2000.

He is survived by his wife Harriet, daughter Linda (Robert) Dudley, Austin; two grandchildren; brother Lindahl (Helen) Gleason, Anoka; sister Edith (Nester) Korpi, Arden Hills; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Joanne Gleason.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2000 at the First Congregational Church with Pastor Jim Peck officiating.

Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1.

Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and one hour before the service on Monday. Military rites by DAV and VFW Post 1216.

The family prefers memorials to local veterans organizations.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 1, 2000]


Social Security Death Index:

Richard W. Gleason
B: 18 JUL 1922
D: 26 APR 2000
Last Res: Austin, Mower, Minn.
SSN issued: Minnesota

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Charles R. "Baldy" Hanson

c1909-2000

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - C.R. Baldy Hanson, 90, died Monday, May 22, at the Austin Medical Center.

Baldy ("only my mother calls me Charles") died Monday at the Austin Medical Center. Born to Leo and Mabel Robert Hanson on Aug. 8. 1909 in St. Paul. Baldy distinguished himself as a business entrepreneur earning his livelihood in lumber, appliances, propane gas and banking. He was the owner of the State Bank of Rose Creek and the Farmers State Bank of Lyle. Baldy enjoyed a 29 year political career as the Mayor of Austin and as a Minnesota State Senator. His love of fishing, hunting, travel, fine food, cherry pie, Teresa Brewer songs, and a good argument was legendary. Baldy belonged to numerous clubs and organizations within the community. He was especially proud of being a lifetime member of the Salvation Army Board. Baldy love life, his family, his country, his state and his community. His word was his bond and you always knew where he stood.

In Baldy's own words, he is survived by his "five gorgeous girls," Margaret Beth and Edward Wollerman, St. Paul, Charlotte and Joseph Theissen, Fairfield, Conn., Michaell and Dennis Bednar, Austin, Iris Hansen, Austin, Leone Hansen, St. Paul; sister, Margaret Connors, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Rowe Hansen; infant son, Charles Robert; second wife, Lois Sanborn Hansen; parents; sisters, Iris Hansen, Berniece Leiden; and his great-granddaughter, Caitlin Hassler.

Service: 1:30 p.m. at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Virgil S. Duellman officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation: There will be a 6:30 p.m. Rosary on Wednesday at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until 1 p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 23, 2000]

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Viola "Carrie" (Sunnoe) Hanson

1907-2000

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Viola Hanson, 93, formerly of Austin, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Cherry Glen Retirement Home in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

She was born Feb. 9, 1907, at Jewell, Iowa, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Satre Sunnoe. She married Cyrus Hanson February 9, 1932, at Austin.

She was active in community activities, including Our Savior's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid, Sons of Norway, Cedar City Cemetery Association, Cedar City Mothers Club and A Friendly 24 Homemakers Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Twila Johnson, White Bear Lake and Lynda Olsen, Williams Bay, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus on Jan. 28, 1988, and a son, Gary.

Service: A memorial service was held at Williams Bay Lutheran Church, Williams Bay, Wis., Sunday, May 21. Another memorial service will be held later.

Interment: Cedar City Cemetery, rural Austin.

Funeral home: Toynton Funeral Homes, Walworth, Wis.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 23, 2000]

 


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Viola "Carrie" (Sunnoe) Hanson

Viola "Carrie" Hanson, 93, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Cherry Glen Retirement Home in Williams Bay, Wis.

She was born Feb. 9, 1907, in Jewel City, Iowa, to John and Elizabeth (Satre) Sunnoe.

She married Cyrus Hanson Feb. 9, 1932, in Austin. Carrie was active in community activities including the Ladies' Aid at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Sons of Norway, Cedar City Cemetery Association, Cedar City Mother's Club and Friendly 24 Homemakers Club.

She is survived by daughters, Twila Johnson, White Bear Lake, Lynda Olsen, Williams Bay, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Dana (Bob) Edmiston, Amy (Jeff) Wisdorf, Sandra Johnson, Abby Johnson, Kari (Jim) Pfeil, Erik Olsen, Gunnar Olsen; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cyrus on Jan. 28, 1988, and a son, Gary.

Service: Memorial services will be at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Don Deines officiating.

Interment: Cedar City Cemetery.

There will be no visitation or reviewal. Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Austin Daily Herald, June 5, 2000

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Marvin William Hertle

1925-2000

Marvin William Hertle, 74, of 1001 20th St. NE, Austin, died Thursday night, April 27, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

He was born July 6, 1925, in Lake Park, Iowa to William and Emma (Kuehl) Hertle. The family moved to Austin when Marvin was eight years old. He grew up in Austin, graduated from Austin High School and on Oct. 8, 1949, married Gladys Harrington. Marvin helped with the operation of the family farm in Windom Township and remained active with farming until the 1990s. He began employment at Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in 1952, retiring in 1985. Marvin was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing. A member of Faith Lutheran Church, he held various offices over the years.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys; three sons: Rick (Ann) Hertle of Minneapolis; William (Sheryl) Hertle of Austin; Kevin ( Lisa) Hertle of St. Paul; one daughter, Deborah (Dan) Dovi of Kingsland, Texas; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren brother and sisters-in-law: Paul and Frances Hertle of Pequot Lakes, Lucille R. Hertle; Lucille F. Hertle; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and his parents.

Casket bearers are Dale Ihrke, Mike Harrington, Carlton Thomson, Shawn O'Connor, Bob Harrington, Duane Harrington.

Dean Pacholl is soloist, accompanied by Georgia Larkin on the organ.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Faith Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Brian Kom officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 1, 2000]

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Alice Johnson

1911-2000

Alice L. Johnson, 88, of 400 15th Ave. SW (formerly of 600 11th Ave. NW), Austin, died Monday morning at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Alice was born July 6, 1911, in Charles City, Iowa, to Otto and Bessie (Aberg) Gunderson. When Alice was very young, the family moved to Cresco, Iowa, where she was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In 1926 the family moved to Austin where she graduated from Austin High School in 1929. She married Herman L. "Johnny" Johnson May 14, 1932, at the St. Olaf parsonage. Johnny passed away in 1992, and Alice resided at St. Mark's Lutheran Home until the time of her death.

Survivors include sons, Dennis (Helga) Johnson, Jerry (Barbara) Johnson, all of Austin; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Louis (Shirley) Gunderson of Austin, LaVerne (Lois) Gunderson of Bella Vista, Ark.; sister, Inez (Hubert) Gaetke of San Jose, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman; a sister, Gert; a granddaughter Tricia Ann Johnson.

Service: Private funeral services will be held at Worlein Funeral Home Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Greg Mannel officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: There will be no visitation or reviewal.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 16, 2000]

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Elizabeth Thelma (nee Church) Jones

1904-2000

Elizabeth (Betty) Thelma Jones, 95, formerly of Austin, died Friday, May 26, 2000 at Charter House Health Center in Rochester.

She was born on October 6, 1904 in Caldwell, Kansas, to Henry (the Colonel) and Lucy (Huston) Church. After graduating from Austin High School in 1923, she attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City, Iowa. She worked at the George A. Hormel Company and First National Bank in Austin. She married John R. Jones, Sr., on July 11, 1929, in Austin.   Mr. Jones died in 1971.

She was a charter member of Sterling Christian Church in Austin and later an active member of First Christian Church in Rochester. She was also a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

She is survived by two daughters, Sally Wilson, Rochester, Anne and Leonard Beckel, Park Rapids; son, John R. and Jane Jones, Jr., White Bear Lake; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Joe Church; sisters, May Crow and Maxine Church.

Service: Private interment in Austin will be followed by a memorial service 1 p.m. May 31 at First Christian Church, 3100 Highway 52 North, Rochester.

Memorials are preferred to First Christian Church, Rochester.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 30, 2000]

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Delphine Hazel Kelly

1895-2000

Delphine Hazel Kelly, 104, of Albert Lea, died Saturday evening, May 6, 2000, at Thorncrest North Retirement Center in Albert Lea.

She was born Oct. 10, 1895, near Athol, South Dakota, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kegler. She attended normal teachers training in South Dakota and taught in public schools. She was united in marriage to Benjamin C. Kelly on May 28, 1921, in South Dakota. In 1929, they moved to Freeborn County where she has made her home ever since. Delphine was an active member of First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove.

She is survived by her children, Maurine Kelly Larson, Albert Lea, and Warren (Jan) Kelly, Austin; seven grandchildren; 22 grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; two sisters, Beryl Flint, Redfield, S.D., and Carroll Wilhelm, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Benjamin; son, Verne Kelly; granddaughter, Sue Larson; son-in-law, Chuck Larson; daughter-in-law, Jean Kelly; and brothers Merrill Kegler and Dayton Kegler.

Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 at First Baptist Church of Clarks Grove with Dr. Alvin Cooper officiating.

Interment: Clarks Grove Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call her hour prior to the service at the church.

Bonnerup Funeral Home is in charge of services

[Austin Daily Herald, May 8, 2000]

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Edward T. Killoren

1913-2000

Edward T. Killoren, 87, of 611 10th St. NE, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Austin Medical Center-Mayo Health System.

Ed was born May 15, 1913 to Michael and Sarah (Crowe) Killoren and was a lifetime resident of Austin. He married Dorothy Hines on June 3, 1936 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Owatonna. Ed worked for George A. Hormel for 51 years. He spent most of his years in the market shipping division. He retired in April 1978. Ed served as a chairman of the credit committee of the Hormel Credit Union. He was a charter member of Queen of Angels Parish, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Eagle's Lodge and the American Legion. His hobbies included bowling, fishing, camping, hunting, dancing, traveling, woodworking and music.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and David Berven, Des Moines, Iowa, and Karee and Gene Bednar, Fargo, N.D.; sons and daughter-in-law, John and Peggy Killoren, Austin, William Killoren, Minneapolis; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Austin, with the Rev. Virgil Duellman officiating.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at Mayer Funeral Home, where a 7 p.m. wake service is scheduled and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Austin.

Memorials: American Heart Association, Prevent Blindness America-Macular Degeneration Research.

Funeral home: Mayer Funeral Home of Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 23, 2000]

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Chris Kolb

1913-2000

Chris Kolb, 86, 1701 East Oakland Avenue, died early Monday morning, May 15, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

Chris was born June 17, 1913 in Melrose, Minnesota, to Phillip and Theresia (Walentiny) Kolb. He was later united in marriage to Natalie "Tollie" Draheim in Austin. He was an army veteran of World War II serving with the 79th Infantry, participating in the Normandy Invasion in 1944 and other European campaigns. At the end of World War II Chris returned to his family and to work at the Kolb Bakery which was founded by his parents in 1936. He dedicated his working years to the bakery. Chris actively participated in bowling and golfing for many years. In recent years he enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center. He enjoyed caring for his yard, gardening and making chimes. Most enjoyable times were spent with his grandchildren, playing cribbage and other card games and being with his great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Natalie Kolb, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Donald Peroutka, Austin; two grandsons, Gregg and Leigh Peroutka, Chanhassen, Thomas and Brenda Peroutka, Eden Prairie; a great-granddaughter, Gina Peroutka, Chanhassen; a great-grandson, Ryan Peroutka, Eden Prairie.

Service: A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Virgil Duellman officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91 and V.F.W. Post No. 1216.

Visitation: There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Wednesday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. and also from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 16, 2000]

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Karl Kraling

1906-2000

Karl F. Kraling, 94, of Adams, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Adams Health Care Center.

He was born Marcy 25, 1906, in Wykoff, to Otto and Ella (Kettler) Kraling. Karl married Lois Wilbur on June 26, 1935. They moved after their marriage to a farm in Marshall Township, where Karl farmed all of his life. Karl was a member of Marshall Lutheran Church and was very active in church activities. Karl liked to plant flowers and trees and work in his garden. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and neighbors and loved to entertain children by teasing them and bringing them to visit his family.

He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Margie Kraling, Dodge Center, and Ila Kraling, Denver, Colo.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois Kraling; three sisters; and three brothers.

Honorary bearers: Henry Himebaugh, George Nolte, Dale Himebaugh, Gerald Meier, Merle Hatle, Luvern Hanson.

Casket bearers: Forrest Himebaugh, Mark Hanson, Leif Himebaugh, Craig Hanson, Christopher Himebaugh, Kevin Hanson.

Organist: Charlotte Anderson

Soloist: Jan Johnson

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Marshall Lutheran Church in Adams with the Rev. Richard Kastner officiating.

Interment: Prosper Cemetery near Prosper.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Adams Funeral Home and an hour before the service at the church.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 8, 2000]

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Roy Lamaack

1918-2000

Roy Henry "Hammy" Lamaack, 82, Austin, died at his home Saturday evening, May 6, 2000.

Roy was born March 17, 1918, to Henry and Fern Lamaack in Westbrook, Minnesota. He was a World War II veteran serving in the US Army from April 20, 1942 to December 1944. He received the purple hearts and two bronze stars for bravery.

Roy began his 36-year career at Hormel Foods Corp. in the dry sausage department serving in that area until his retirement in October 1981. Roy was united in marriage to Dorothy Darlene Smalley on July 13, 1946. They were married 38 years until her death in 1984.

Roy loved his large family and many friends. He enjoyed fishing, yard work, and playing cards. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jerald (Merrie) Johnson, Robert Lamaack, Richard (Terry) Lamaack, David (Mary) Lamaack; daughters and sons-in-laws, Margaret (Dana) Stimpert, Susan (Byron) Nelson, Barb (Bob) Stahl, Betty (Brian) Holmquist, and Janet Lamaack; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Molly Magnus, Edna Mielke, Pansy Gillenwater, Viola Bartz, and many nieces and nephews.

Service: 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at Oakland Lutheran Church with the Rev. Barbara Knutson officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Austin with military rites by American Legion post 91 and VFW Post 1216.

Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour before the service on Wednesday.

[Austin Daily Herald, circa May 9-10, 2000]

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Norma Legried

1916-2000

Norma G. Legried, 84, of Austin, Mower county, Minnesota, died on Sunday morning, April 30, 2000 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

She was born Feb. 27, 1916 to Simon and Martha (Knutson) Johnson in Mower County, Minnesota. Norma graduated from Adams High School. She married Kenneth Legried June 15, 1947 and worked at Geo. A. Hormel & Co. for many years until she retired in the mid 1980s. Mr. Legried died April 10, 1971. Norma was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. A resident of St. Mark's Lutheran Home for two years, she enjoyed needlework, the outdoors and travel.

The family prefers memorials to donor's choice.

She is survived by a daughter Karen (Larry) Helgeson, Rose Creek; granddaughter Shelly (Karl) Olson, Austin; two grandsons Craig Helgeson and Scott Helgeson, both of Rose Creek; one great-grandchild; sister Deloris Johnson, Austin; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother and an infant sister.

Casket bearers are Bryan Mickelson, Dale Mickelson, Rodney Mickelson, Stacy Earll, Patrick Earll and David Johnson.

Ruth Monson is the organist.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Don Deines officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery.

Visitation: Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at church one hour before the service.

The family prefers memorials to donor's choice.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 2-3, 2000]

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Carol A. (nee Ulven) Lorenzen

1912-2000

Carol A. Lorenzen, 87, of Grand Meadow, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center in Grand Meadow, where she had lived since 1998.

Carol A. Ulven was born June 29, 1912, in Adams to Olous and Rose (Belgum) Ulven. She attended and graduated from Adams High School and on October 20, 1933, she was united in marriage to Franklin N. Lorenzen in Austin. To this union four sons were born.

Carol enjoyed the Minnesota Twins, playing bingo with her friends and playing cards with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and Bear Creek Lutheran Church.

She is survived by sons, David (Janet), Grand Meadow, Roger (Rusty), Grand Meadow, Dennis (Gail), Austin; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Darrel; a granddaughter, JoDee; five brothers; and three sisters.

Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at Bear Creek Lutheran Church with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating.

Interment: Grand Meadow Cemetery.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Grand Meadow and one hour prior at the church.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 15, 2000]

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Anna Marie (nee Gleason) Nelson

c1922-2000

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AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - Anna Marie Nelson, 77, of 1908 Fifth Ave. NW, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

She is survived by her husband, James Nelson, Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, William (Janet) Nelson, Austin, Leo James and Bobbi Nelson, Bremerton, Wash.; daughter, Ramona Freese, Austin; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Gleason, Austin, Robert (Marjorie) Gleason, Rita Gleason, Wisconsin; sister, Grace Dooley, Austin; sisters-in-law, Leona Nelson, Rochester, Ruth (Charles) Wright, Canton, Illinois; nieces and nephews.

Service: A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Hubert Boschert officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery

Visitation: There will be a 7:30 p.m. rosary on Saturday, June 24, at Mayer Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Sunday.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 31, 2000]


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Anna Marie Nelson, 77, of 1908 Fifth Ave. NW, died Tuesday evening, May 30, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

Anna Marie was born April 26, 1923, in Austin to William and Leeila (Rutherford) Gleason. She attended schools in Lansing, Pacelli and graduated from Austin High School in 1941. On April 16, 1945, she was united in marriage to James A. Nelson in Austin. Anna Marie worked as a bookkeeper for Scheid Plumbing and also at Hormel Foods for a short time. She was a homemaker. Anna Marie and James lived in Austin until 1954, when they moved to a farm on Highway 105 and then back to Austin in 1971. They owned a mom and pop grocery store for three years. She loved to sew and knit, making several sweaters for friends and more than 30 aprons for the Minnesota Airstream Club. She also made wedding dresses and baptismal dresses for all the grandchildren and several friends, and made quilts as well. She did all of this after a severe stroke in 1946. She encountered many problems after the stroke and finally was on dialysis for three years. She really put up a good fight most of her life from one sickness or surgery to the next. She loved traveling with the Airstream Club and in 10 years went from Lake Placid, New York to Boise, Idaho and from Duluth to Huntsville, Ala. She spent 17 winters living in Texas.

Survivors include her husband, James Nelson of Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, William (Janet) Nelson of Austin, Leo (Bobbi) Nelson of Bremerton, Wash.; daughter, Ramona Freese of Austin; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters in law, Charles Gleason of Austin, Robert (Marjorie) Gleason of Austin, Rita Gleason of Dubuque, Iowa, Dorothy Gleason of Tacoma, Wash., Betty Gleason of Portage, Wis.; sister, Grace Dooley of Austin; sisters-in-law, Leona Nelson of Rochester, Ruth (Charles) Wright of Canton, Ill., nieces and nephews.

Service: A memorial mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Edward's Catholic Church, Father Hubert Boschert officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery

Visitation: There will be a 7:30 p.m. rosary and wake service on Saturday at Mayer Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4-8 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Sunday.

Austin Daily Herald, June 23, 2000

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Myrtle I. Nelson

c1912-2000

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - Myrtle I. Nelson, 87, of St. Mark's Lutheran Home of Austin passed away.

She is survived by three sons: Marvin Nelson and Mervel Nelson, both of Austin and Devon (Sherry) Nelson of St. Louis, Mo., and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Nordean.

At Myrtle's request, there will be no services.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 7-9, 2000]

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Theresa M. (nee Wacholtz) Nelson

1909-2000

Theresa M. Nelson, 90, died Friday morning, April 28, 2000 at Sacred Heart Care Center where she was a resident.

She was born Oct. 4, 1909 in Urbank, Minn. to Theodore and Elizatbeth (Koep) Wacholtz. On May 4, 1933 she was united in marriage to Joseph Nelson in Minneapolis. They lived in Austin for our 50 years and lived in Indianola, Iowa for five years. Theresa belonged to many church organizations, she loved to play cards, to sew and to make quilts. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Theresa and William Coffman, Indianola, Iowa; sons and daughters-in-law Joseph F. and Mary Ann Nelson, Austin, Eugene R. and Mary Ann Nelson, Davis, Ill., David and Carol Nelson, Austin; 20 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers Albert P. Wacholtz, Austin, Hubert Wacholtz, Austin, Lawrence N. Wacholtz, Denver, Colo., Henry Wacholtz, Austin; sisters and a brother-in-law Helen B. Olsen, Winona, Betty and Jim Herplinck, Albert Lea.

The casket bearers were Michael Nelson, Ted Troe, Neal Kloberdanz, Jeremiah Johnson, Todd Nelson and Terry Nelson

Service: A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Louis Cook and Father Frank Enright officiating.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery

Visitation: There was a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Monday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. and also from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. this morning at the church.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 1 & 2, 2000]

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Patricia Reynolds

1938-2000

Patricia Ann Reynolds, 62, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester from complications of bypass surgery.

Patricia was born April 23, 1938. She attended Pacelli High School. She was united in marriage to Lawrence (Butch) Reynolds on June 10, 1961, in Northwood, Iowa. She had worked for Apollo and Walley's Market in Austin. She was a homemaker and an avid reader. She liked music and loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Lawrence (Butch) Reynolds, Austin, children Dee Ann (Joe) Strommer, Austin; Melissa (Kevin) Paaverud, Austin; Douglas (Robyn) Reynolds; eight grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Clasen-Jordan Chapel with the Rev. Randy Petersen officiating.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Clasen-Jordan mortuary from 4-7 p.m. on Monday and also on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Kidney Foundation.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 1, 2000]

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Josephine Sash

c1932-2000

Josephine (Mrs. Elmer) Sash, 67, of Brownsdale, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at her home.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer Sash, Brownsdale; daughters and son-in-law, Cindy Sash, Pipestone, Bette and Baylen Kreiter, Rogue River, Ore.; stepsons, Victor Sash, Rochester, David Sash, Minneapolis; four granddaughters; brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence Carpenter, Cheyenne, Wyoming, sister, Pauline (Mrs. Fritz) Becker, Buffalo, Minn., Maxine Seely, Orlando, Florida.

Service: 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with Pastor Casey Higgins officiating.

Interment: Waltham Cemetery in Waltham Township.

Visitation: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday for one hour before the service.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 15, 2000]

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Merle N. Sawyer

1908-2000

Merle N. Sawyer, 91 of Austin, died Saturday morning, May 6, 2000, at Sacred Heart Care Center where he had been a resident for the past ten years.

He was born May 29, 1908 to Elmer and Mable (Switzer) Sawyer in Rockwell, Iowa. He married Alice Ramseth in Albert Lea Sept. 23, 1933 and joined the Navy Oct. 25, 1943. A member of the Seabeas, he served in Guam and was discharged Nov. 18, 1945. Merle worked at the Austin Coca Cola Bottling Plant before and shortly after his military service. Then he started his own service station in Austin. He ran for mayor of Austin in 1960. A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, he was an usher. He also belonged to the American Legion, VFW, Eagles and served on the fire commission board. He loved to fish and hunt, play cards and cribbage.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; sons, Merv (Adair) Sawyer and Arlin (Delone) Sawyer, all of Austin; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Sawyer, Austin; sister, Gail Enneberg, Austin; and nephews, nieces and cousins.

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, with the Rev. James I. Mikkelson officiating.

Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Worlein Funeral Home and at the church Wednesday one hour before services.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1216.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 8-10, 2000]

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David Sietsema

c1942-2000

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - David G. Sietsema, 57, of 301 Main St. South, died Saturday, May 14, 2000, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.

Service: A memorial service will be held at noon Sunday, May 21, at Clasen-Jordan Chapel.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: Friends may call from 11:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday. There will be no reviewal or visitation.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 15, 2000]

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Elmer Martin Steinbach

1903-2000

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - Elmer Martin Steinbach, 97, rural Austin, died Sunday, April 30, 2000 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

He was born April 2, 1903 in Lomira, Wis. to William and Augusta (Wollenburg) Steinbach. They moved to Minnesota, and Elmer attended country school and parochial school in Udolpho Township. Baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church Waltham, he married Regina Schmidt on Sept. 1, 1929 there and continued to be an active member of the church. He lived on the farm all his life and loved to play cards, sing and eat black walnuts.

He is survived by his wife, Regina; son-in-law David and Dorothy Baumgartner, Brownsdale; two grandchildren Jodi (Kim) Kestner and James (Sheila) Baumgartner; six great-grandchildren James, Laci, Zachary, Shawn, Amie and Nathan; three great-great grandchildren; brothers Merton of California, Elger (Gertrude) Steinbach, Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Audrey Baumgartner; one sister and one brother.

Casket bearers are Bud Blachard, Ellsworth Steinbach, George Wollenburg, Roy McCullum, Alston Steinbach and Harvey Steinbach.

Adeline Wachlin is organist.

Service: 1:30 Wednesday, May 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham with the Rev. John F. Perling officiating.

Interment: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Worlein Funeral Home and at church one hour before the service.

[Austin Daily Herald, May 2-3, 2000]

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